Invoice from Billing & Howard, Coal, Coke, Lime & Cement Merchants, April 1896

Made:
April 1896
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Billing & Howard invoice 04/1896
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Billing & Howard invoice 04/1896
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Billing & Howard Invoice, April 1896. Invoice for Mr Howling from Billing & Howard, Coal, Coke, Lime & Cement Merchants. Cartage of every description.

An invoice from Billing & Howard, Coal, Coke, Lime & Cement Merchants for Mr. Howling. The invoice includes a list of materials Mr. Howling had ordered from Billing & Howard such as cement, pipes and lime. It provides him with pricings as well as a total sum for his order across January, February, and March.

The invoice was created at Potters Bar, Hadley, Barnet in April 1896 at a time when steam-powered rail travel was widespread. Billing & Howard shared offices with the Great Western Railway and made their profits exclusively from selling supplies high in demand by railway companies.

Its short-term impact may have been relatively minor, however, the invoice gives us useful information about the financial transactions, methods and materials that were in use when railway construction and maintenance was developing into a world-wide industry.

Details

Category:
Documents
Object Number:
2020-148
type:
documents and publicity material
credit:
Mr B.R. Chubb